Diva/Boo is a negative regulator of cell death in human glioma cells.


Diva is a novel proapoptotic member of the Bcl-2 protein family which binds apoptosis activating factor-1 (APAF-1). Diva is identical with Boo which was identified as a novel antiapoptotic Bcl-2 family protein. Here, we report that Diva promotes the cell cycle exit of human glioma cells in response to serum deprivation and inhibits apoptosis of these cells… (More)


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